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Elkader Jailhouse Inn

, Elkader, IA
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Comfortable, friendly, and interesting. Julie is a wonderful host with knowledge of the entire area. The Inn overlooks the entire town. And, the breakfast in the jail was excellent. Elkader is a great place to use as a base to explore the entire NE Iowa.

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family had the luck of having this gem all to ourselves. We needed three rooms: my husband, son, and I shared the attic (my son slept on a mattress on the floor - plenty of room), my brother, sister-in-law and two children had a two bedroom suite, and my parents had a room of their own. We were served... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent place to stay when visiting NE Iowa. Julie is a great hostess who cooks gourmet breakfasts. Definitely recommend this place. Not far from the Mississippi River. Scenic drives all around. Downtown Elkader is an interesting place to explore.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We were looking for a place in NE Iowa to spend a couple nights and came across the Jailhouse B&B via trip advisor. What a wonderful place. Julie the host was warm and accommodating and our room was very clean and comfortable. The old jail where breakfast is served was very interesting and unique. We would definitely recommend and hope... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This was a working jail right up until 2006. Sitting in the old cellblock for breakfast definitely gave me the chills! Fascinating to see all the old metal rivets used to keep the prisoners under lock and key. The rooms are upstairs and each one beautifully decorated and comfortable! Innkeeper Julie has really put her heart and soul into this... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We attended a family reunion in Elkader, and the Jailhouse Inn exceeded our expectations. Great breakfasts, comfortable rooms, interesting & unique lounge, nice grounds, friendly host (Julie). The kids had a great time in the jailhouse proper - escorting each other into the cells. We had a great time! We would highly recommend this B&B to anyone - especially if... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My wife and I really enjoyed The Jailhouse Inn. Julie, the owner, is fantastic. The accommodations were excellent. Breakfast was sumptuous. The atmosphere was very inviting, serene and wonderful for our little anniversary get-away. The drive to Elkader is beautiful and well worth the trip.

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My husband and I stayed here over the weekend. Julie was friendly, the breakfasts were good, the 3rd floor suite was spacious and relaxing, with 2 skylights, and the area was quiet. Julie is a wealth of information about the area. There's a good Algerian-American restaurant in downtown Elkader. We spent a relaxing afternoon eating and drinking on their outdoor... More 

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Gillette, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

My mom and I stayed at the Jailhouse Inn the first of March. When we first drove into the driveway, my mom said, "Do you suppose it's haunted?" We both laughed and carried our luggage inside. Julie met us and and had such a warm welcome that we knew instantly there were no ghosts or haunting spirits of prisoners! I... More 

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West Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

My mother and I were looking for somewhere close to stay for a family wedding...I have to say, that the name threw me off a bit. Of course we waited until the last minute and couldn't find a single hotel with an open room within the distance we were looking (excluding the Super 8 who wanted $150 a night). Having... More 

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